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[BREAKING] Finally, Man United sack Solskjaer

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has finally been relieved of his duties as Manchester United’s manager.

The English club broke the news in a statement via all its social media pages on Sunday morning.

The 48-year-old Norwegian coach was sacked as Manchester United head coach after a poor run of performances and results.

Solskjaer’s dismissal came following an emergency board meeting held overnight after the Red Devils lost 4-1 to Watford on Saturday afternoon.

“Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager,” the statement read.

“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision. While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.

“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes  for the future. His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments. He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.”

The club also added that Michael Carrick, another ex-Manchester United player, will take charge until an interim manager is appointed.

“Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season,” the statement read.

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Pogba Reacts To Ralf Rangnick Appointment As New United Manager

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Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has welcomed with open arms the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager, The Athletic reports.

Rangnick is expected to be appointed the club’s interim boss soon and may be in charge of United’s next game against Arsenal on Thursday or the visit of Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Pogba is currently out of action after sustaining a thigh injury while on international duty with France.

The World Cup winner is currently in Dubai where he is continuing his recovery but is said to be ‘enthused’ by the news coming out of Old Trafford.

Pogba, according to the report, has received ‘positive feedback’ about the German from contacts in the game and is looking forward to working under him.

United won one and drew one of their last two games since they sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and handed the role to Michael Carrick as caretaker boss.

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Senator Orji Kalu Wants Eagles Coach Rohr To Be Sacked

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Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr is not good and should be replaced, the Chief Whip of the Senate and former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has said

The Senator recalled that he rejected the German tactician’s application to coach Enyimba Football Club when he was a governor.

This is as he lamented that Nigeria which has so many talents home and abroad are struggling to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup.

“In the last five years, we have wasted our time in football. There is nothing new we are doing any longer.

“To see a country with many professional players home and abroad struggling to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup is heartbreaking.

“Gernot Rohr is not a good coach and I don’t understand why he is still managing Super Eagles.

“When I Was Governor, he applied to become employed as Enyimba coach. He was brought to Nigeria by Oscar Udoji but I refused to employ him.

“I am calling on the Chairman of NFF, Mr Amaju Pinnick to wake up and to quickly find a replacement for Rohr.

“We soccer lovers don’t need further dissatisfaction in a game, we have the capacity to make ourselves proud.

“If the problems you have this year are the same problems you had last year, then you are not a leader.

“You are rather a problem on your own that must be solved,” the Senator shared on Facebook.

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[BREAKING] Xavi Unveiled As Barcelona Coach 

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Xavi Hernandez was unveiled as Barcelona’s new coach on Monday as thousands of fans welcomed the debt-ridden club’s legendary former midfielder back to Camp Nou.

Xavi walked out to chants of “Xavi, Xavi” before signing his contract on the pitch, alongside his family and Barca president Joan Laporta.

“I don’t want to get too emotional so I will just tell you one thing — we are the best club in the world,” Xavi told the crowd of around 10,000 fans.

“And we will work to the highest standards to have success. We cannot accept defeats or draws, we have to win every game.”

Laporta said: “Today will be a historic day for Barca.”

Xavi is the first Barca coach to be presented on the pitch in front of fans at the 99,000-capacity stadium, with the routine usually only reserved for the club’s biggest signings.

The return of the 41-year-old as coach, six years after he left Barcelona to play in Qatar, has generated huge excitement and raised hopes the club can begin a return to Europe’s elite.

Barca sit ninth in La Liga, with the club grappling with debts of more than a billion euros. They have not been European champions since 2015.

Xavi’s appointment was confirmed in the early hours of Saturday and he flew out of Doha a few hours later, before watching Barcelona at a distance as they threw away a three-goal lead away at Celta Vigo to draw 3-3.

He then attended in person to watch the club’s youngsters as Barca B beat Sevilla B at the Johan Cruyff Stadium on Saturday evening.

Xavi’s first training session in charge will be on Tuesday, although the squad is depleted by injuries and absentees away on international duty.

Barcelona’s first game with Xavi in the dug-out will be at home to local rivals Espanyol on November 20.

After playing 767 games for Barcelona, Xavi left to play for Al Sadd in Qatar in 2015 before taking over as the team’s coach four years later.

He is widely considered one of the Barca’s greatest ever players, having won four La Liga titles and eight Champions Leagues, as well as the World Cup and two European Championships with Spain.

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